Do to-do lists help or hinder?

I write a to do list every single day. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

Sometimes I wonder why I do, is it habit? Or is it because I’d forget I’d I don’t write it down and need some kind of structure to follow?

Maybe it’s a bit of both

There’s never anything super huge on the lists, just basic cleaning or ticking off things as they happen, so I remember the structure of my day. I don’t always have to tick everything off, if I don’t do it, I just move it across to the next day or cross It off completely from that list.

There was a long period where I didn’t have a list, however I cannot for he life of remember if I was more productive or not. Any calls/appointments etc… Get written down or I end up forgetting them!

Do you need a list?

Do you hate lists?

Love Sooz x


26 Comments Add yours

  1. A very good post. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thankyou! Love Sooz x


  2. I do make a list for groceries, personal items, cleaning supplies and laundry supplies.

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  3. I’m pretty scatter-brained, so writing down what I need to do makes a huge difference for me. I don’t always have to check it off, but I am more likely to remember what I need to do in the act of writing it down.

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    1. I agree! Love Sooz x


  4. Kalamain says:

    Shopping lists… Yes… (duh!) B-)

    The only other lists I make are planning lists, so I don’t forget to do things… But those are not common.

    I don’t have a to-do list as such. I just do things until stuff is done. Even with my crap memory I can do my daily things!

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    1. I write everything down, from checking what’s on tv, to eating breakfast! I wonder if lists are more common in women? Love Sooz x


  5. Debbie says:

    I am a huge fan of list making. I’ll even add something to my list later just so I can cross it off.

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    1. Yep, I do that too! Love Sooz x


  6. plantbasedandpoor says:

    I think I have too many lists! My shopping lists are very helpful but I also have lists in my phone about recipes I want to try, books to read, presents to buy… Probably does more harm than good because sometimes I get stressed about the number of lists I have haha

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    1. That’s better than my jumbley pile all in one! Love Sooz x


  7. ToadieOdie says:

    I have reusable checklists…. one for morning, noon, and night… weekly and monthly… and I have the one I write down each day…

    Ummm… I think I have a thing for lists?

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    1. I use an app on my phone! I just have one daily in a lengthy list! X

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  8. Molly-Louise says:

    When I don’t write a list I tend to just sort of float through the day, but then I find the trick is to not get so hung up on the list that it causes me stress when I don’t get everything done!

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    1. That balance is like trying to walk a tightrope in stilettos! Love Sooz x

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  9. piratepatty says:

    Lists are a must for me. It would be lovely if I had someone to follow me around and create lists for me. I have to have lists to keep me on track, I’m easily distracted by shiny objects….

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    1. Lists just make stuff easier! Love Sooz x

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  10. aghisla says:

    Like you, I write a todo list every day, so that I keep track of the four or five things I have planned to do. It frees my mind when I dive into each activity of the day, because I don’t need to remember what else comes next!

    Congrats for the positive vibe of your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thankyou, love Sooz xx


  11. Depends on how many items I put on the to-do list and the length of time each task takes to complete. I have an idea before I write them down, so I try to keep list achievable. It keeps me from saying, “Forget it” and sitting on the couch. That said, I do accomplish more with daily to-do lists.

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  12. nelsonamour says:

    Cool post! I really like to-do-lists but i just write one if i have a really busy day or if i have important things to do, but i think they can be really helpful.

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  13. beingmesober says:

    Definitely need a list! Sometimes make the list and forget the “list” ugh!

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    1. Thankyou! I never forget the list! Maybe that’s the problem. Love Sooz x

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  14. The Happy Healthy Kiwi says:

    I think I need to start making lists, even Iif it’s just a temporary measure. Thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

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